Prior to the implementation of any set of security procedures, whether electronic, mechanical, physical or personnel, a firm and realistic analysis of the potential threat must first be ascertained Safehouse differs from most other companies in our field, because our staff's original training was not in conventional law enforcement but in unconventional guerrilla warfare. The Safehouse Survey and Analysis team approach the problem from the standpoint of the terrorist. We try to "get into the mind" of a potential adversary and work out the countermeasures that will deter any attack.
Internationally, the threat is multi-fold. Narcotics traffickers often control large
areas of those nations where the production or transportation of illegal drugs is common.
Political terrorist groups are active in many countries, often specifically targeting
foreigners as a means of "making their statement" (as witnessed by the recent
assault on the Japanese Embassy by the Tupac Amaru in Lima, Peru). Professional gangs of
kidnappers are becoming common throughout much of the developing world, demanding ransoms
in the millions of dollars. often operating with the passive or sometimes even active
support of the local police. Some companies even find themselves operating in regions
where extreme civil unrest or tribal warfare. To further complicate matters, there is
significant crossover and cooperation between the various groups. Political terrorists may
carry out kidnappings of businessmen, using the money they earn to finance acts of
The Safehouse Security Survey and Analysis team takes every conceivable threat into consideration, and then breaks down your companies assets; facilities, personnel, communications, etc. into a value matrix for detailed analysis. A detailed survey is conducted on the existing security system as well as on the those specific areas deemed most vulnerable by the original analysis. Recommendations are then submitted to your company's management for all essential additions and upgrades.
SYSTEMS DESIGN AND INTEGRATION
can assist with the design of new security measures to replace or upgrade your existing
systems. In the past these upgrades have been as simple as placing a padlock on an
unsecured entrance to a facility, and as complex as screening, hiring, training and
testing an entire new security staff. Whatever new security measures are found to be
necessary; physical barriers such as fences, gates, locks, etc., mechanical devices such
as armored vehicles, weapons, etc., electronic equipment such as alarms, cameras,
intrusion detectors, etc., or training for either the security staff or the executives and
their families, Safehouse Security
has the skills and trained manpower to put it in place.
can also design and implement brand new systems for facilities which are either under
construction or which have had no previous security system in place. Our staff can work
with architects and builders, to make sure the safety and survivability of any facility is
maximized. Complete "turn key" systems can be designed and installed, complete
with the trained personnel to operate them.
Safehouse Security can also assist in the composition of contingency plans and standard operating procedures, a critical but often overlooked aspect of any efficient security system. In case of emergency, no matter what the aspect or origin, every individual in the corporate hierarchy must know precisely what actions he or she is expected to take. For example, if an executive is kidnapped (like Momoru Konno, President of Sanyo Video Component Corp., USA in Tijuana last year) the chain of command must be implemented immediately. Who takes the first phone call from the kidnapper? Who takes charge of the family of the kidnapped individual? Who is responsible for negotiations? Are professionals to be brought in? How soon can they get there? Who handles the problem in the meantime? Is a higher level of security immediately positioned around other executives? Are there standard codes to implement this? Are the personnel available and properly trained? These and a thousand other questions must be answered in advance of any incident.
Does your security system really work? Has every possible contingency been
taken into consideration? Can the business being conducted at your facility be shut down
without even gaining access to the facility itself? Will your personnel know how to act in
an emergency? There is only one way to find the answers to these questions, test the
system. The Safehouse Security
staff, trained in all manner of unconventional warfare and special operations will probe
your companies security and find the weaknesses in your system before a real enemy can. Safehouse Security performs a variety of different
tests from limited participation tests of the emergency contingency plans and standard
operating procedures to complete "unannounced" simulated hostile penetrations of
the facility. Past experience has shown that during the conduct of these simulations any
inherent weakness in the overall system will be discovered. Remember the words of
Napoleon; "A clever and determined enemy will always find a way". Let Safehouse Security find it first, then effective
counter-measures can be put into place before the real enemy arrives.
Some areas of the world are so dangerous, so unstable, so difficult to deal with, that
security becomes an almost overwhelming prospect. In these environments, Safehouse Security has
the capability and manpower to assume the entire security management of critical
facilities. Whether an oil drilling operation in the deserts of Africa, a pipeline across
central Asia, or the mining of precious metals in the jungles of the Amazon, our staff can
handle the physical, political and cultural challenges involved. Often the real
requirements of security in these environments involve creativity and imagination rather
than barbed wire and alarms. The goal is to allow the profitable continuation of our
client's business, free from molestation by whatever potentially unfriendly elements are
operating in the area. Due to the manpower intensive nature of these contracts, Safehouse Security limits involvement on the
management level to those operations where a direct and imminent threat is present. If
your company has a specific need in a developing area of the world, Safehouse
Security has the solution to your most difficult security problems.
has developed a comprehensive plan for dealing with the threat of Workplace Violence. This
plan is divided into key components that provide a wide range of services which companies,
schools and organizations can select from to fit their needs. The services that we offer
range from prevention education to working with the aftermath of a violent incident.
The Prevention component provides those individuals that are being trained information
about workplace violence, its warning signs and what to do in case of a potential violent
act. The training is customized to the clients needs. Some of our training is geared for
supervisors and managers who work with disgruntled employees. At other times our training
is focused on helping the employee deal with a disgruntled customer. Our prevention
component also includes a physical plant security assessment when the client requires it.
When an organization has identified an individual who it feels is potentially violent Safehouse Security can provide that organization
with a highly trained mental health professional. The mental health professional can work
with the human resources manager or other company representative on ways to confront that
individual. We can also provide psychological assessment to evaluate the level of risk.
When an employee is going to be terminated Safehouse
Security can provide coaching on the most effective ways to communicate
with a potentially violent individual. We can also provide security protection during the
In the event of a violent act Safehouse
Security can provide Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) to the
direct and indirect victims of the violent act. The CISD process helps the victims
normalize an abnormal event and return to work as soon as possible. This process reduces
Workers Compensation claims and sick leave taken. The company can also say that it
provided its employees with psychological support in the event that it is sued.
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